Acts 24:26
Good News Translation
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would give him some money; and for this reason he would call for him often and talk with him.

Contemporary English Version
After this, Felix often sent for Paul and talked with him, because he hoped that Paul would offer him a bribe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him.

New American Bible
At the same time he hoped that a bribe would be offered him by Paul, and so he sent for him very often and conversed with him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him.

hoped.

Acts 24:2,3 And Paul being called for, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: Whereas, through thee we live in much peace and many things are rectified by thy providence, . . .

Exodus 23:8 Neither shalt thou take bribes, which even blind the wise, and pervert the words of the just.

Deuteronomy 16:19 And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

1 Samuel 12:3 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you.

2 Chronicles 19:7 Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts.

Job 15:34 For the congregation of the hypocrite is barren, and fire shall devour their tabernacles, who love to take bribes.

Psalm 26:9,10 Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with bloody men: . . .

Proverbs 17:8,23 The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely. . . .

Proverbs 19:6 Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.

Proverbs 29:4 A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.

Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.

Isaiah 33:15 He that walketh in justices, and speaketh truth, that casteth away avarice by oppression, and shaketh his hands from all bribes, that stoppeth his ears lest he hear blood, and shutteth his eyes that he may see no evil.

Isaiah 56:11 And most impudent dogs, they never had enough: the shepherds themselves knew no understanding: all have turned aside into their own way, every one after his own gain, from the first even to the last.

Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the midst of her, are like wolves ravening the prey to shed blood, and to destroy souls, and to run after gains through covetousness.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Hosea 4:18 Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

Hosea 12:7,8 He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression. . . .

Amos 2:6,7 Thus saith the Lord: For three crimes of Israel, and for four I will not convert him: because he hath sold the just man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of shoes. . . .

Micah 3:11 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers:

Ephesians 5:5,6 For know you this and understand: That no fornicator or unclean or covetous person (which is a serving of idols) hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. . . .

1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not. . . .

wherefore.

Acts 24:24 And after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jew, sent for Paul and heard of him the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Context
The Verdict Postponed
25And as he treated of justice and chastity and of the judgment to come, Felix, being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee. 26Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him. 27But when two years were ended, Felix had for successor Portius Festus. And Felix being willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.…
Cross References
Matthew 17:3
And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Acts 24:17
Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation and offerings and vows.

Additional Translations
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe. So he sent for Paul frequently and talked with him.

At the same time also he is hoping that riches will be given him by Paul. So also sending for him often, he was talking with him.

He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: why he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

He hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.

He hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

He hoped also that money would have been given him by Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

At the same time he hoped that Paul would give him money; and for this reason he sent for him the oftener to converse with him.

Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

and at the same time also hoping that money shall be given to him by Paul, that he may release him, therefore, also sending for him the oftener, he was conversing with him;
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